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The Convergence of IT & OT in Data Centers

IT and OT – though they are two different things, the previous tendency to “divide and conquer” when it came to strategy, management and solutions is going away.  When it comes to IT and OT, their worlds are colliding inside … Continue reading

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Data Center RTOI

Technology is evolving minute by minute and data centers must work to keep up with the lightening-paced evolution.  We have discussed the Internet of Things (IOT) before – the world is becoming increasingly dependent on the internet and every day … Continue reading

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Data Center Business Continuity

Whether you operate a data center or any other business, business continuity is incredibly important.  We all think we are immune to disaster but the reality is, if you have not formed a business continuity plan for disasters, you are … Continue reading

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Controlling Rack Access for Data Center Security

Stringent security protocols are one of the most important aspects of properly running any data center.  With constant, round-the-clock advancements in technology, the focus of security protocols is often on things like cloud/cyber security, particularly because there have been any … Continue reading

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Strategies For Monitoring UPS Batteries & Preventing Failure

Aside from security, maximizing uptime is likely the top priority of just about any data center, regardless of size, industry or any other factors.  Most businesses today run on data and that data is being facilitated by a data center.  … Continue reading

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Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing, in one form or another, is here and it is not going anywhere.  It is for a good many reasons – it provides easy scalability, is less expensive than expanding infrastructure to add storage, is less expensive to … Continue reading

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Do You Have a DCOI Compliance Strategy?

The recently established Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) is an important mandate for federal data centers that encourages the sharing of information to encourage optimization of infrastructure and reduce inefficiency in data centers.  Nothing is more of a hot topic … Continue reading

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3 Trends in Data Center Design

Every year we see certain trends arise in data center design and construction and, as 2016 winds down; we are able to take a look back at the year and anticipate what may be ahead in 2017.  Data center design … Continue reading

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Securing the Cloud in the Modern Data Center

Ask just about any client what one of the most important things they are looking for in a data center is and you will likely hear, “security” over and over again.  Securing the traditional data center is a challenge unto … Continue reading

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3 Trends in Data Center Cooling

Data center power consumption is evolving all the time, becoming more efficient but, generally, growing.  While many data centers are making green initiatives and finding ways to make their energy usage as efficient as possible, data demands are constantly growing, … Continue reading

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